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Dec 5, 2012 7:00pm EST
phone, nokia announced a deal with china-mobile to sell its top lumia smartphone in china. shares of nokia jumped 12.8%. volume was very heavy as shares sit at a seven-month high. meantime, banking stocks were in focus thanks to the job cuts announced at citigroup. bank of america joined in the rally with shares closing with a double-digit handle. with b. of a. finishing the session at $10.46, it's the first close over $10 per share since july 2011. also helping the financial sector: insurance companies. two of them released their estimates of how much hurricane sandy will cost them. travelers figures the storm will cost it $650 million. hartford pegged its storm losses as high as $350 million. analysts say the companies can absorb the impact. both stocks were higher. travelers rallied 4.9%, closing less than one dollar away from a new 52-week high. hartford added 2.9%. drug giant pfizer had encouraging news on an experimental breast cancer drug. with up to $6 billion in potential global sales, the stock rallied. shares jumped 1.9% on heavier than usual volume. while the breast cancer drug
PBS
Dec 6, 2012 6:00pm EST
over the south china sea. it's expected to break up by the weekend. washington state is now the first state in the nation where recreational use of marijuana, by adults, is legal. the new law was approved by voters last month, and took effect at midnight. in seattle, about 100 people marked the occasion by smoking joints beneath the city's iconic space needle. technically, doing that in public remains against the law. marijuana is still illegal under federal law. but the justice department has not said if it will try to block the washington state law or a similar statute in colorado. same-sex marriage also became legal in washington state today, and in maryland. gay and lesbian couples in both states began picking up marriage licenses. those in washington state have to wait three days to be married. same-sex weddings in maryland will begin on january first. maine will legalize the practice on december 29. the three states are the first to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote. in economic news, new jobless claims fell sharply last week, after a temporary spike in the wake of hurri
PBS
Dec 6, 2012 5:30pm EST
position. russia and china have another. both sides actually need to move. holding on to positions that do not work. and the absence of a security council resolution means the joint u.n./terribly peace mission -- the joint u.n.-piece -- the joint u.n.-arab league peace mission is at a standstill it is hard for them to make progress. if they cannot make progress, then as things began to fragment here, more people die and the big worry is that syria might even descend into being a failed state. >> and now we go to retired general james dupnik at the institute for the study of war. thank you for coming in, general. how much do we know about what the syrians have in terms of chemical weaponry? >> i'm sure our intelligence agencies know a lot more than we do in reading the newspaper. but there's always a degree of ambiguity. we know 85% to 90 percent of what they are duly, but -- to 90% of what they are doing, but there's always an element of the unknown gruden >> what of their storage facilities? >> i think we would know about -- about their production facilities or their habitual storage faci
PBS
Dec 6, 2012 7:00pm EST
that we still import more product from europe than we do from china. so you are talking about artisan product, product that has a story to it. that's special. you don't see that in retailing in america. >> reporter: stores like sur la table are expected to be one of the few bright spots in an otherwise lackluster holiday season for merchants. in fact, some experts think home goods will be hotter than toys this holiday season. ibm projects home goods will see the strongest sales growth this year, up over 6%. that's far more than toys and electronics. >> you may ask yourself, why home? we think home is up because of a lot of things-- things like the changing demographic of the home itself. there's a stat that says that 41% of those between 25 and 29 are living back at home. >> reporter: but there also a second reason. >> we think that this holiday people are buying what they need vs. what they want. >> reporter: which had me wondering what's on jack schwefel's wish list this holiday season. it wasn't this $5,500 coffee maker. >> there are some new knives that i'm actually pretty excited
PBS
Dec 17, 2012 6:14pm EST
recession since 2000. he also vowed to take a firm stance on territorial disputes with china. abe served as prime minister once before, but he quit in 2007, citing ill health. opponents of egyptian president mohammed morsi are sounding the call for nationwide protests again tomorrow against a constitution drafted by islamists. the opposition was bolstered after saturday's first round of voting on the document. only about a third of eligible voters turned out, as 57% approved the draft-- a much lower level of support than predicted. the second round of voting is saturday. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to judy. >> woodruff: and we pick up now on some of the major questions being asked about guns, mental health and other issues in the aftermath of the shootings. we get four perspectives. dan gross is the president of the brady campaign to end gun violence. david kopel is an adjunct professor of constitutional law at the university of denver and the research director for the libertarian-leaning independence institute. katharine nordal is with the american psychological
PBS
Dec 5, 2012 6:00pm EST
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PBS
Dec 18, 2012 5:00am EST
their hands on a gun? >> well, not to be crass about this, but the same day in china there was a man that went wild in a school. he stabbed 22 kids, four were injured, none died. you don't need to know anything more than that. you have never heard of a drive-by stabbing. you've never horde of a mass killing with knives or fists. it doesn't happen. we need to take the lethality out of this. we need to change the gun culture in this country so that those who go through the right background checks, those that get a licence, those that get safety training can get a gun. but understand the responsibility attendant to that. and then crack down on these illegal markets. >> rose: do you believe we're at a moment that this has been one of those times in which history of guns will be changed? >> yes, we are at the same moment now that we were at in '94. in '94 we had a national crisis of violence in this country, kroims with going through the roof. people cried out for something. it's the exact same feeling now. we have kindergartens and first graders being killed. what more do we need to know than that
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